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Agenda Mobile Services Data Storage Push Notifications Security and Authentication Other Features and Scaling Questions
What is Mobile Services? Auth Data Notifications Logging & Diag Server Logic Scheduler Scale
Structured Storage Powered by SQL Database Same DB – Multiple Mobile Services Data management in • Windows Azure Portal • SQL Portal • SQL Management Studio • REST API • CLI Tools
The REST API Base REST API Endpoint URL https://Mobileservice.azure-mobile.net/tables/* Data Operations and their REST Equivalents
Server Side Scripts Customizing logic on the server Node.js scripts Intercept CRUD requests to tables Passes through to SQL by default Fully customizable logic flow
Node Modules Extensibility through numerous included modules request push.* sendgrid console mssql pusher statusCodes azure twilio
Push Notifications Mobile Services Client Register for push notifications with GCM Send your identifier to Mobile Service Send push from server scripts GCM delivers notification to device App (2) (3) (1) GCM (4)
Data Authorization Per HTTP method authorization options: • App Key required • Shouldn’t be used in production • Everyone • Authenticated Users • Admins and other scripts • Requires the Master Key (from client) 400 / Unauthorized response if a call doesn’t pass
User Auth Flow (server) GOOGLE CREDENTIALS (via oAuth/WebView) FACEBOOK AUTH TOKEN DEVICE GRAPH ACCESS (LIMITED) TWITTER IDENTITY MICROSOFT MOBILE SERVICE
User Auth Flow (client) CREDENTIALS(via native SDKs) GOOGLE AUTH CODE AUTH CODE + TOKEN FACEBOOK GRAPH ACCESS DEVICE GRAPH ACCESS TWITTER MICROSOFT IDENTITY MOBILE SERVICE
The User object User.level • Admin • Authenticated • Anonymous User.userId • Provider:id or undefined User.getIdentities() • UserId • Provider Access Token / Secret
Command Line Tools Scriptable control from PowerShell / Bash Create / Delete Services Inspect / Delete Table Data Create / Update / Delete Tables and Permissions Create, / Upload / Delete Scripts Scale Up / Down Services Much More!
Using the Scheduler Execute scripts on a schedule Execute scripts on demand Frequency and length of execution based off of service level Ideal for backend data processing
Custom API Non-table based scripts Accessible from • Get • Post • Put • Patch • Delete Same permissions as tables
Script Source Control Handled through GIT repo Access to table, scheduler, custom API, shared scripts, and permissions Shared Scripts Make scripts accessible from other scripts Just like creating Node.js modules NPM Ability to use ‘npm install module’ to download NPM modules
Scheduler, Script Source Control, • Custom API, NPM
Diagnostics, Logging, Scale API Calls, Devices, Data Out Scale service based off of API Calls Console logging from Scripts Scale SQL DB / Server
Service Scale Free • 500K API calls per subscription per month Standard • 1.5M API calls per unit per month Premium • 15M API calls per unit per month
Mobile Services Tiers service level agreements usage & licensing $ General Availability99.9% *Active devices refers to the number of physical devices and emulators that make at least one call to or receive a push notification from your mobile service.
Windows Azure Mobile Services Auth Data Notifications Logging & Diag Server Logic Scheduler Scale
Resources Get a Windows Azure Free Trial Account http://www.windowsazure.com Videos, Tutorials, and More http://www.windowsazure.com/Android Source code on GitHub https://github.com/WindowsAzure/azure-mobile-services Contact Details email@example.com Feature Requests